Enjoy Some South African Culinary Favourites at Local Restaurants

Words: Crush

We love our SA food and so we’ve hunted down a few places that serve up South African culinary favourites – some in their natural state and others with a bit of a twist.


The Village Idiot


Everything about The Village Idiot just smacks of cool South African flavour, from the decor to the mascot Oskar the ostrich and down to the food. Expect an awesomely designed interior and a great menu served in authentic SA enamel dishware and full of local flavour.

A must try! The braai board that includes boerie and a couple of other tasty bites – all the flavour of the braai and none of the hassle!

32 Loop Street, CBD, Cape Town | thevillageidiot.co.za | Facebook | Twitter 

Honest Chocolate Cafe

Honest-Choc bunny chow

If you haven’t yet visited this little chocolate treasure trove, what are you waiting for? Conveniently located on Wale Street this cosy cafe serves up a wonderland of organic, responsibly made, chocolatey treats and other-worldly delights. Sip on a cup of coffee or perhaps tuck into nachos… with chocolate guacamole! Whatever you choose you won’t be disappointed.

A must try! Their take on bunny chow – a banana bread mini loaf filled with chocolate, ice cream and spiced nuts.  (There’s even a vegan version.)

64 A Wale Street, CBD | honestchocolate.co.za | Facebook | Twitter

Milk Tart at Bread Milk and Honey


Bread, Milk and Honey is a little coffee shop on Spin Street serving up delicious food and drinks. This busy little cafe and bakery serves its patrons up delicious baked goods, fresh salads, sarmies and more. Stop in for a relaxing coffee and a catch up with a friend.

A must try! Their milk tart is made of golden, short pastry and is filled with a creamy filling that is just perfection – you won’t be sorry!

10 Spin Street, Cape Townbreadmilkhoney.com

In the mood to make your own? Try this Milk Tart recipe.

Bertus Basson at Spice Route

Bertus-BassonBertus Basson at Spice Route brings a gourmet touch to local cuisine giving traditional boerekos a contemporary makeover. The beautiful interior of this restaurants reflects cool local design with pops of bright colour. There are loads of yummy things to buy as takeaway gifts as well. Read our full review HERE.

A must try! Tannie Hettie’s Apple Pudding will knock your socks off!

Spice Route, Suid Agter Paarlbertusbasson.com |Facebook | Twitter


Stanley Beer Yard


Stanley Beer Yard is located at 44 Stanley which is a collaboration of local crafters and artists. The beer yard has a funky, vintage South African-esque vibe and focuses on serving locally sourced food and craft beer. Read our full review HERE.

A must try! The Karoo Tjops are the real deal, cooked to perfection – yum!

44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Inner City, JHB | Facebook | Twitter 

Amatuli Milk Bar

Amatuli Milk Bar

The Milk Bar at Amatuli Artefacts in Kramerville is a cosy nook to enjoy breakfast, lunch or just to grab a coffee. In the evening the place becomes a great spot to stop off for an after work drink. The space has a funky interior with brightly coloured walls and awesome pieces of decor.

A must try! A local Striped Horse craft beer or a craft ice tea by Double Shot.

6 Desmond Street, Kramerville | Facebook  | Twitter

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